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Autonomous rapid response drone delivery system that services remote locations and or time critical events utilizing an automated ground processing station

Market Maturity

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Innovation topic

Other

Date of analysis

Innovation Radar's analysis of this innovation is based on data collected on 07/01/2020

Go to market needs

Needs that, if addressed, can increase the chances this innovation gets to (or closer to) the market incude:

  • Prepare for Market entry
  • Secure capital
  • Scale-up market opportunities
  • Market Creation Potential

    This innovation was assessed by the JRC’s Market Creation Potential indicator framework as having a “Minor” level of Market Creation Potential. Only innovations that are showing multiple signals of market creation potential are assigned a value under this indicator system.

    Project

    This innovation was developed under the Horizon 2020 project AIRCARRUS. Details of this project are provided below:

    Project acronym: AIRCARRUS

    Project Title: AIRCARRUS - Autonomous Drone Delivery System

    Project description: Aircarrus is an autonomous rapid response drone delivery system that services remote locations and or time critical events utilizing an automated ground processing station . The system is completely autonomous and requires no ground operators to launch or retrieve the delivery drone. The drone is operated through the Cloud on a GSM mobile network using our proprietary Dbotix autopilot. The drone is charged using a series of jump stations that allow it to travel long distances and load cargo automatically. AERDRON aims to study the feasibility of upgrading and adapting our existing delivery drone HL4 Herculift to increase its range and automate the charging and payload loading systems. AERDRON will also study the feasibility of using off the grid jump stations powered only by renewable green energy systems (solar/wind) to service areas with limited infrastructure. The Aircarrus project plans to leverage existing EU Commission technology programs from the Galileo GPS to the SESAR U-Space network.

    Project end date: 31/10/2019

    More info:

    • Read more about this project on CORDIS (find names of contact persons and their phone numbers on the CORDIS page)

    • Details of this project on the Horizon 2020 dashboard

    Key Innovator(s)

    AERDRON SL

    MADRID, ES

    Small or Medium Enterprise